\ ˈkrē-ə \

plural crias

Definition of cria

: a baby llama, alpaca, vicuña, or guanaco

History and Etymology for cria

borrowed from Spanish cría "rearing (of an animal), baby animal, litter," noun derivative of criar "to bring up, rear, nurse," going back to Latin creāre "to bring into being, give birth to, cause to grow"

Inspired by this etymology, CRIA is also an acronym for Critical Research at the Intersections of Animality, an informal research network of faculty and students at the University of Alberta involved in intersectionalist feminist critical animal studies scholarship and activism.